Generation AusMalts (GAM) is a group of Aussies with Maltese bloodlines. Working in conjunction with the Maltese Community Council of Victoria, GAM is about linking Australian and Maltese youth together to preserve the Maltese heritage for generations to come.
So let’s get this straight… you were born in Australia, lived here all your life, but one or both of your parents were born on this small island in the Mediterranean called ‘Malta.’ Perhaps it was your grandparents (Nanna or Nannu) who grew up there? Have you got an uncle named ‘Joe’ or an aunty named ‘Doris?’ Maybe you have olive skin or slightly darker features compared to other Aussies you know? Did you grow up in an environment where food means everything; eating these things called Pastizzi, and listening to your LOUD family speak a language that sounds like a mega mix of Italian and Arabic! Or the real giveaway… where even though you are a true blue Aussie, you get still get called ‘Malteser!’
If you can relate to any of these or similar, then it sounds like you fit the profile of an Aussie born of Maltese heritage. Whatever your connection, if you have Maltese blood flowing through your veins – you are a Generation AusMalt!
What does this mean?
Simply ‘Generation Australian Maltese’ or ‘GAM’ for short!
Who is this?
A group of Australian-Maltesers like you, who want to preserve their Maltese heritage for generations to come.
How do we do this?
Through social interaction, connection and education with other Australian-Maltese individuals,
By embracing the rich history of our heritage,
By celebrating the culture, strengthening Maltese identity in today’s youth and appreciating what it means to be from a Maltese background
By protecting and improving the welfare of our young Australian-Maltese, and establishing networks within the broader Maltese community.
Well, our ancestors won’t be around forever. So, it is up to us – the first, second and third generations, to continue the Maltese traditions and culture handed down to us by the older generation, so that we do not lose what they have taught us, sacrificed in the past and created for us up until today.
When do we do this?
Interested to know more? Then drop us a line! As a Generation AusMalt, give us your feedback on what is important to you, what events you would like to see happen, or even better, if you wish to become involved with the ‘GAM Crew.’
This page will be updated as more information evolves and events take place, so get involved and stay tuned for more!